Because of the dry conditions, many municipalities have fire bans and restrictions.

Starting today until tomorrow, crop residue burning is not authorized except by permits in all municipalities and zones in Manitoba due to unsafe burning conditions and poor air quality.

Until Monday, November 15th crop residue burning is not authorized, except by permit, in the municipalities of Rosser, Headingley, St. Francois Xavier, Cartier, Macdonald, Ritchot, Tache, Springfield, East St. Paul and West St. Paul.

Anyone who wishes to apply for a burn permit can do so by calling 204-745-5646 or 1-800-265-1233.

Anyone requesting a permit for this weekend must do so by 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

Safe burning practices must be followed, and smoke must not obscure any public roadway or create problems for neighboring residents.